is a 118-foot (36 m) luxury motor yacht with a
maximum speed of 60 knots. The yacht is
narrow and angular in design with black glass
housing, driven by three Vericor TF50 gas
turbines generating 5,600 horsepower (each
driving a Rolls-Royce Kamewa water jet), two
steerable outboard and a non-steering booster on
the centerline. The steerable water jets
also have a diesel engine input for a 370 hp,
thus making the ship a Combined Diesel or Gas
Turbine configured vessel. The total power
output is 16,800 horsepower.
The hull of the 118 WallyPower is the result of
an extensive R&D program including tank testing
at the SSPA facility in Gothenburg, Sweden, and
smoke testing in the Ferrari Wind Tunnel
Facility in Maranello, Italy. It is stable at
speed thanks to the deep V (22 degrees) hull
shape and a straight stem bow designed to pierce
The 118's deck,
cockpit, navigation, dining and saloon areas
have been designed as one continuous element.
The open space incorporates three areas, from
stern to bow: the saloon, the dining/seating
area, and the navigation cockpit. There is
a 360-degree view from the dining area.
The deck of the Wally 118 has a hidden crane and
compartment for a tender.
The price of the 118 Wallypower is US$33 million
for the triple gas turbine version, or $22
million for twin diesels. It has a range
of 1,500 nautical miles at 9 knots, or 300
nautical miles at 60 knots. The yacht
displaces only 95 tons because of the
sophisticated building technology that uses a
hybrid structure to save weight, and can
accommodate six guests and six crew.
The 118 WallyPower won the MYDA, Millennium
Yacht Design Award, organized by Seatec for the
"Layout of the Third Millennium." It was
the sole boat in the San Francisco Museum of
Modern Art architecture and design exhibition
(2004/5), 'Glamour: Fabricating Affluence'.
The 118 WallyPower has appeared in popular UK
car programme Top Gear - where it was compared
with a Pagani Zonda S Roadster - as well as the
movie The Island.